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Coolest Peanuts Couple Costume 16

by Kayla C.
(Allen,TX)

Peanuts Couple Costume

Peanuts Couple Costume

Peanuts Couple Costume
Peanuts Couple Costume
Peanuts Couple Costume
Peanuts Couple Costume

My boyfriend and I went to a Halloween party hosted by a freshman organization at our school Baylor University. At first we were going to be lame and just dress funky, but I found an idea online for Peanuts couple costumes. Because my boyfriend didn't really want to help (he thought it was a waste of time because he figured it would fail) I made the costumes by myself, though I did coax him into cutting the holes for the head and helping me draw the faces (he's much more artistic than I).

I don't have stage-by-stage pictures because I was frantically trying to finish them the day of the party. The construction consisted of buying extra large balloons, I used the kind that you tie to a rubber band and bounce against your hand. I blew up the balloons (two of them) and paper-mached them, just like we all learned in elementary art class. I used newspaper and a flour and water mixture. I had to do about 3 layers on each head, so it was a bit time consuming to wait for the layers to dry. Once dry, I painted the heads a peachy skin color and let dry.

My boyfriend cut the holes for the heads and we popped the balloons and took them out. He then drew the faces on and I glued Lucy's hair in place. He cut the eyes out and voila!

The clothes came from goodwill, we lucked out on the blue dress and the yellow shirt. I glued on fake felt buttons for Lucy and stitched on Charlie Brown's famous design. Then we were off to the party where everybody asked to take our picture. It was a successful night!

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wow
by: Dana

this is awesome. well done!

great!
by: michelle

LOVE your costumes! I have 2 questions though.. how did you make charlie's ears? Also, on lucy's costume, are you using her mouth to look through? Did you place a black screen barrier there or was it just open?

thanks!

great!
by: michelle

LOVE your costumes! I have 3 questions though.. how did you make charlie's ears? Also, on lucy's costume, are you using her mouth to look through? Did you place a black screen barrier there or was it just open?

and lastly, what did you mean by "the balloons that you tie a rubberband to and bounce them"? haha sorry, i'm just trying to get the right balloons :)

thanks!

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Coolest Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume

by Amy S.
(Ct.)

Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume

Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume

I came up with the idea of a Peanut Butter and Jelly costume so that my daughter and son would be a good match. For the basic shape of the costume, I purchased an old soda can costume sewing pattern from eBay. More importantly, I looked at the various brands of PB and J in the store, to see which would be most recognizable and most easily re-produced freehand.

The actual Jif label came with me to the fabric store so the colors could be matched exactly. I created the word Jif by making patterns of the letters with pieces of cardboard, traced onto the white fabric. The fine writing below the label I used fabric paint and did freehand. The lip of the jar I used ribbon that had the fine ridges.

As for the jelly, I simplified and incorporated a few different models of the Welch's jelly labels. The fine writing under the Welch's is purple fabric paint. The grapes were my favorite. I went to the quilting section of the store and bought three different shades of purple in the pre-cut squares. One was splotchy, one glittery and one solid, to try to give the illusion that the grapes were damp with dew. I also used 3 similar, but different household objects to trace the shape of the grapes. I used a quarter, the end of a child's toy, etc. The edge of the jar cover was a smooth purple ribbon. I had also brought the Welch's label with me, so that I could copy the colors exactly.

The costumes truly had a timeless appeal to everyone, and were so much fun, as they were something everyone could relate to.

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PB & J
by: Ellen

Oh, I love that idea! So adorable!

PB&J
by: Geri

I love it. I wish I was that creative. The kids are cute too.

AWESOME
by: Kathryn

Amy As always another awesome costume. Thanks for sharing them with me.
Kathryn

Unique!
by: Marie

Really original and very well done. Cute kids too.

Peanut "Budder" and Jelly
by: Anonymous

Thanks. Very cute. This gives me some ideas and a start on the Peanut "Budder" and Jelly costumes I have to make for my daughter and our dog "Bud." They are going to be in a costume contest for kids and their pets at Petco. I just have to figure out how to make a mini jif costume for our dog (who, of course, is peanut butter colored).

Too Cute....
by: Anonymous

Jif is best with Smuckers though

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by: Anonymous

My girlfriend and I are doing the same costume!!

CUTE!
by: Anonymous

Soooo cute! me and my BFF are doing the same thing but with smuckers!

sweet
by: brownchickenbrowncow

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!!

peanut butter
by: Anonymous

i want to be peanut butter for Halloween but i don't know how much it will cost! could you write me back on here and tell me thank you.

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